Galen College of Nursing, one of the largest educators of nurses in the United States, continues its mission to expand access to quality nursing education and help address the nation’s increasing nursing workforce needs with the announcement of a new campus in Richmond, Virginia.
The new state-of-the-art 35,000 square-foot campus features resources designed to elevate the student experience and prepare future nurses to enter the field. Solely focused on nursing education, Galen prepares a diverse population of students to become nurses who deliver quality, compassionate care. The state-of-the-art facility also features advanced patient simulation labs and classroom environments designed to encourage practice-based learning. Galen’s student support model has helped thousands of graduates enter the profession with consistently high NCLEX pass rates.
“We are thrilled to bring our 30 years of experience exclusively educating nurses to the community and look forward to providing new opportunities to those called to nursing in the Richmond area,” said Mark Vogt, Galen’s Chief Executive Officer. Continued Vogt, “At Galen, we are uniquely positioned to help expand the pipeline of qualified nurses in Richmond and are committed to helping stem the nursing shortage and help improve the delivery of quality care.”
Jan Gannon, HCA Healthcare Capital Division Chief Nurse Executive, added, “We are excited to work with Galen to recruit future nursing graduates who will expand and enhance our community’s workforce. With this Academic Practice Partnership, we are poised to provide the best education and patient care possible.”
Located at 7300 Beaufont Springs Drive, the Richmond Campus is designed to cultivate learning with advanced classroom and simulation technology mixed with collaborative and creative space. Created with students in mind, the campus environment reflects a high-quality education approach and an expression of commitment to students and the community at large. The Richmond Campus will initially offer an Associate Degree in Nursing Program with two options, including:
- Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Two-year Option
- Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree in Nursing Bridge Option (LPN to ADN Bridge)
In addition, Galen offers online RN to BSN and MSN programs for nurses aspiring to advance their education in support of career growth and development. With four quarterly enrollments per year, admission for the upcoming March 31, 2022, term is now in progress.